Colours, shapes, textures, ideas and no doubt, love, are stitched into spectacular works by Hunters Hill Quilters, a thoroughly community-minded group which often gives its members’ magnificent handiwork to support local not-for-profits.
The group has been stitching away since 1982 and has since given away more than $200,000 cash raised from quilt sales and also donated 1,100 quilts to mostly local charities, often women’s refuges such as Hornsby Kuring gai Women’s Shelter. Thankfully SCS, our clients and services are also beneficiaries of the amazing generosity of these quilters in the past five years.
“We like to help local people and services – so we support SCS whose work supports local people. We also like to support local volunteers who help perform the services,” says Iris Grayson, Community Coordinator for Hunters Hill Quilters.
This year is no exception: Hunters Hill Quilters is giving SCS beautiful quilts to support our 5th Annual Community Art Expo – opening November 9, Gladesville Shopping Village – and also for our raffle to be drawn at the Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival next year, and for our Christmas party for volunteers – without whom we couldn’t deliver many services.
As well as bed-sized quilts, Hunters Hill Quilters makes crib-sized quilts and has given hundreds to the Grace Centre for Newborns at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead, for use while there … and when they leave a nurse chooses a quilt for a baby and family. These surely become heirloom treasures.
Hunters Hill Quilters has about 60 members and up to 35 get together each Thursday at Fairland Hall, Hunters Hill, from 10.30am for four hours of stitching. The group’s main sales event is their Biennial Quilt Show in August (pencil it in the diary for 2020). Call Judy on 0414 574 117 or Iris on 9953 5097 with enquiries and see the group’s spectacular work at https://www.huntershillquilters.org also www.facebook.com/huntershillquiltersnsw/
For details of the 5th Annual Community Art Expo, at Gladesville Shopping Village, November, please see https://bit.ly/2JbVaM9